The 10 most photogenic spots in the Landes

Discover the most instagrammable sites of the Landes-Armagnac destination. Must-not-miss sites where you’re sure to take shots which will be the envy of the whole world!

1. The pontoon on Azur Lake

The floating pontoon offers a breathtaking vista over the lake at any time of the day (or night).
Continue your route to the village of Molliets, Vieux-Boucau and Messanges and along their majestic beaches.

2. Hossegor

Hossegor: A surfing spot famous throughout the world! Everything you need is on hand for amazing photos of waves, surfers and neverending beaches. Taking a selfie in front of the gigantic fresco depicting a wave dominating the ocean-front promenade is a must-of-musts!
Hossegor Tourist Office

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3. Capbreton Pier

189 metres of pure photographic magic! Head down as the sun sets or to capture the waves breaking against the sea lantern.
Find out more about Cap Breton Pier

4. Biscarrosse Beach

4 kilometres of ocean beach and a house perched on the dune, you’d think you’re in one of Edward Hopper’s paintings... yet you’re actually in Landes-Armagnac! It’s THE place-to-be for the Golden Hours!
Getting to Biscarrosse

5. Seignosse Forest

Inspirational Landes forest: capture the ever-changing atmospheres. A mystical scenescape to discover whilst strolling. Mists, shades of green, dawn’s pastel hues and dusk’s warm tones are photographic musts.
Find out more about Seignosse Forest

6. Dax Arenas

With their ever-so idyllic Andalusian style, Dax Arenas are a must-visit while in the city.
Discover the other must-not-miss sites in Dax

7. Les Prés d’Eugénie – Michel Guérard, Boutique-Hotel

Here, everything is amazingly instagrammable! The dishes proposed at the table of starred Chef Michel Guérard, the rooms and the salons of the “Grande Maison”, Loulou’s Lounge Bar and the gardens of course. For a highly-unusual retro atmosphere, venture down to the Ferme aux Grives: a typical Gascon-style inn.
All you need to know about Les Prés d’Eugénie

8. Labastide d’Armagnac

Revel in the charm of old stone… Wander around under the shade of the arcades of this medieval bastide. Great plays on shadow and light just waiting to be captured.
Visit Labastide d’Armagnac

9. The Lighthouse of Contis

A site for lovers of contrasts and architecture! The Lighthouse of Contis in Saint-Julien-en-Born stands out from the crowd with its black and white spiralling stripes. It has been listed as a French Historic Monument since 2009. Inside, the majestic winding staircase also invites for some incredible photos. At the top of the 183 steps you will discover an exceptional vista over the dunes, the ocean and the forest.
Capture the Lighthouse of Contis

10. The Courant d’Huchet, coastal river

THE naturalist spot of our selection! Venture through an ecological paradise on-board a flat-bottomed boat, a galupe. A 7-km cruise between Léon Lake and the estuary leading onto Moliets Beach. Drone photo shooters? You won’t find anything better!
Capture the Courant d’Huchet

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